HyperDic: scavenger_cell

English > 1 sense of the expression scavenger cell:
NOUNbodyscavenger cell, phagocytea cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms
English > scavenger cell: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms.
Synonymphagocyte
Narrowerfixed phagocyteA phagocyte that does not circulate in the blood but is fixed in the liver or spleen or bone marrow etc.
free phagocyteA phagocyte that circulates in the blood
macrophageA large phagocyte
Broadersomatic cell, vegetative cellAny of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells
Spanishfagocito
Catalanfagòcit

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